TILTING AT WINDMILLS Its been a challenging week. Existential ramifications, perhaps. See last Sunday, I noticed water leaking onto the kitchen floor from beneath my sink. Turns out my garbage disposal’s bottom had rusted out…the third in 26 years. I’ve lived here since ’94 and have installed the past replacements. Went online and discovered Home… Continue reading TILTING AT WINDMILLS


 I cannot BEGIN to describe my envy regarding this unique artistic experience! Created by Joe Papp, Shakespeare In The Park is a treasured tradition for New Yorkers. But to invite non-performers to act beside professionals! THAT is singular! What a rush! I’ve attended many summer performances…but was invited to participate just once. It was 1979.… Continue reading TIMING


A very similar encounter happened to me on a NYC street, Easter Sunday morning, 1979. VP Kirchner and I both survived…but that malfunction was the trigger for my PTSD, 10 years AFTER Vietnam. I’m sure she will seek help…but you can appreciate just how traumatic such an event would be. Argentina’s vice-president has narrowly avoided… Continue reading TRIGGER


Well this was a YEAR, boys and girls. Lot of us are happy to see it wind to a close!  But as we approach our own Wrap Party, it’s best to find the good in ANY time well spent.  😉 2016 included outings for fundraisers and my devotion to advocacy for veterans.  I continue to… Continue reading 2016


It was a glorious run. The media had begun to drink their own kool-aid, going from skeptical to giddy in a matter of hours. After all, Serena HAD just vanquished the 2nd seeded woman! It was clear to me, early on, this would be about gas…and after Serena failed to close out the first set,… Continue reading WE. DO. NOT. KNEEL.


A friend recently asked me a direct question. “What is wrong with tRump, that man?” I responded, “He is a narcissist.” I now realize that is not adequate. Relatively few people appreciate the real world consequences of this condition. So today I wrote my friend this: Hi XXXXX, You’d asked me a question the other… Continue reading NARCISSISM


Veteran actor draws from deep well of experience   You might not recognize Tucker Smallwood’s name. But there’s a good chance the voice is familiar. Same with the face. Maybe even the eyebrows. Just ask Bryttani McGhee, a theater arts student at California State University, Fresno, who appears with Smallwood in the current production of… Continue reading INTERVIEW: THE FRESNO BEE 2009


I have just returned from an evening at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) honoring one of my oldest and dearest friends in this world, Oz Scott.  I say oldest meaning duration, for I am several years older.  To be present for this event has been unspeakably satisfying for me, to see SO MANY accomplished… Continue reading OZ SCOTT


It took 48 hours to completely go thru one large cardboard box in my garage. Stuff from the 70’s; war photos, theater programs, critical reviews, scripts, love letters…and a packet of long forgotten fan letters, largely devoted to characters I’d played on How To Survive A Marriage and Search For Tomorrow. I realized I’d never… Continue reading FANDOM


Three days and counting.  I’ve already voted, many Americans have…but this is my very first early vote.  I’m not sure I feel any calmer, tho I think that was my hope.  Political ads irritate me, those for and against my candidate…yet they’ll continue to run. Probably the most difficult thing to accept is that we… Continue reading COMING ATTRACTIONS